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Colon with an inset showing diverticula with labels

View full-sized image Illustration of the colon and an enlargement of it showing diverticula with colon (large intestine) and diverticula labeled.
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Black and white illustration of the colon and an enlargement of it showing diverticula with colon (large intestine) and diverticula labeled.

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Illustration of the colon and an enlargement of it showing diverticula with colon (large intestine) and diverticula labeled.

Caption

Many people have small pouches in their colons that bulge outward through weak spots. Each pouch is called a diverticulum. Multiple pouches are called diverticula. The condition of having diverticula is called diverticulosis.

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